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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
61 3 9657 8888
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Ranked #4 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that compares favourably with any... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that compares favourably with any other stadium in the world. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes.Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986.The MCG has a total capacity of 100,018 people, comprising 95,018 seats and 5000 standing room spaces.The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Today we did the tour of MCG. What a surpise it was. 75 mins tour with "Robert" whose knowledge was fantastic. The history of this ground was older than I had thought and its history, as well with the Olympic games in 1956, through to the Commonwealth Games, cricket, footie and soccer! Had a ball.

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Sydney
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It's a sports ground....yes I'm not a huge sports fan but found it interesting none the less, hubby enjoyed it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went to see the West Coast Eagles play Richmond at the MCG and it was a fantastic experience. We are from Adelaide and the MCG is Football's homeland so we thought we should check it out and we weren't disappointed. It was a great experience and it was so easy to get to. We stayed in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you are fortunate enough to be able to arrange a tour of the MCC and MCG, then you are extremely privileged. This is one of the best, if not the best, sporting grounds in the world. With a seating capacity of 100,000 plus, the ground is a sight to behold. The stands are all incredibly well-equipped with all facilities.... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Really well run, great access to it by tram. Is definitely worth going to an event there, we saw a football match which was just awesome to be part of the huge crowd

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Such a privilege to visit the grounds, member's rooms, players areas and library. Great volunteer guide James who was so knowledgeable. So much history and tradition in this building.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A fabulous tour, lead by a tour guide with a wealth of sports knowledge. It was well paced & we visited all the special places where the general public can't go. The Sports Museum was a highlight, so don't miss it!

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Geelong, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The tour was informative & very interesting, the museum is amazing. We did the tour, had lunch then went thru the museum, in total it kept my 16,14 & 12 year old totally enthralled for five hours!!

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Brilliant, really interesting. The museum below stunning...huge. Really friendly despite the digs about us loosing the ashes!!!!!

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved the Pies winning Disliked the umpiring and the cold weather Worst part was the Melbourne winter weather

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